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The Fascination of Water

Episode 2: Wet meteorites and moving glaciers

More than 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. But how did the water get to earth in the first place? NASA researchers are investigating whether meteorites once brought water to Earth. H2O makes our planet unique – and is the basis of all life. Even in a gold mine in South Africa, four kilometres deep in the earth’s rock, there is life and therefore traces of water.

In the second episode of “The Fascination of Water”, marine biologist and research diver Uli Kunz travels to the Blue Holes of the Bahamas and explores the magical border between fresh and salt water. On Spitsbergen he accompanies glaciologists on a unique and dangerous expedition. They want to go 200 metres deep into the interior of a glacier and find out why the white giants are moving faster and faster towards the sea.

 


WRITTEN by Jens Hahne, Larissa Richter     DIRECTED by Claudia Ruby, Christian Twente, Juliane Zerbst, Thomas Lischak   CAMERA by Fabian Spuck, Torbjörn Karvang, Jörg Adams, Phillip Mall     UNDERWATER CAMERA by Brian Kakuk, Erlendur Guômundsson     EDITED by Fabian Reisch       MUSIC by Markus Lehmann-Horn   COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Ricarda Schlosshan